Ed Roman has been offering this paint job for 25 years.
on a Gibson 61 Reissue Short Heel SG W/ Eric Clapton Fool Paint.
These Are Only Available Painted On
You can supply your own (any brand) guitar if you like
and save some money !!!!!
In Stock, Order One Today
We only do about 30 of these a year !!!!
We have been doing these since 1985
Criss Angel & Billy Gibbons At
Ed Roman Guitars Jan 07
If it's Cool Enough For
Billy It's Cool Enough For Me !!!
The original 64 or 65 SG was owned by George Harrison. Remember that
tone he got on "Day Tripper."
That was certainly no
Gretsch or Rickenbacker. When the Beatles went
through their psychedelic era, George commissioned a group of 4 Dutch artists
collectively known as "The Fool" (Hence the name of the guitar) to paint
his Gibson SG.
These Have All Been Made From Original
Gibson SG 1961 Reissue Guitars
2008 Gibson 61 Reissue Version Brand New
Eric Clapton Godfrey
Note From Ed Roman
I had that exact same shirt in 1969
Jack Bruce Matching Bass
Eric Clapton Whipping Up some Fresh Cream
The Legend According to
"Professor Ed McCarthy".
after commissioning the paint job, gave the original guitar to his buddy
Eric Clapton who used it on "Crossroads" and all throughout the 60's "Cream"
era. We see this guitar slung on Eric throughout all his different
hairstyles, hair colors, radical outfits etc. Eric was very cool when he
Eric loaned the
Guitar to "Jackie Lomax" a songwriter known mostly for the song he wrote for
my favorite singer of all time "Eric Burdon" of
Animals". The song was covered by another great group
"Grand Funk Railroad" Grand Funk had the hit
with it 10 years later "Inside Lookin' Out". I'm not sure just how long
Jackie had the guitar in his possession but in 1972 he
SOLD the guitar to "Todd Rundgren" for an undisclosed sum of money.
(Remember Eric never gave him the guitar he just loaned it to him).
Todd has had
the guitar for more than 28 years. He has used it on a lot of studio
tracks. I ran into Todd's manager backstage at a Donny & Marie
Osmond concert here in Vegas and he told me Todd finally did sell it !
One day about
1979, Todd strolled into my shop totally unexpectedly. (He was
looking for a Wah Pedal) I casually attempted to broach the subject of the
guitar but Todd was very closemouthed. "I think Clapton wanted the
Guitar back and Todd was not in the mood to give it up". That is just a
theory based on hear say, I really don't know. Anyway I attempted to blab
about it a little more and I mentioned that I would gladly give $10,000.00
for the guitar. I did not get very far with my offer. Todd just clammed up
and changed the subject again. (Oh Well). Today that original guitar would
easily bring half a million dollars. (That far back $10,000.00 was actually
In any case
in 1983 I decided to paint one. I originally used several
different artists before I finally found someone who could do justice to the
86 different shades of day glow, pastels and neon colors. It has been done
totally by hand, totally by airbrush and combinations thereof. I showed the painted version at NAMM
1986 & 1987 and I even pictured it prominently on the cover of my 1986
Catalog along with my version of Eddie Van Halen's Red White & Black
candy stripe model. I mention these facts just in case someone gets the idea
to try and stop me from producing these paintjobs. I am grandfathered in by
virtue of time.
Eric Clapton in the late 60's
Maybe it was the seventies
Just look at that collar on his shirt.
In the 60's Cream era, Eric looked different in all of his pictures. He would constantly wear his hair differently,
He would constantly change his whole look. One day his
hair was red then, The next day he had dark hair and was wearing a Fu Manchu, then clean shaven,
Muttonchops, Afros, Pageboys and SF Freak Scene.
Personally my absolute favorite Clapton guitar work can be
found on the "Cream" albums and with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Give a
listen to "Sitting on top of the world" or "I'm So Glad"...
Nothing came close in those days.
Eric Clapton, Backstage
With His BC Rich
According to Bernie Rico Senior "When this
photo appeared in an ad for BC Rich Guitars. Fender threatened
lawsuits and told the magazines they would pull their ads if the magazines
ran photos of Eric with guitars other than Fender."
They also threatened to sue BC Rich, but that
one advertisement in Guitar Player Magazine was enough to get BC Rich
noticed in the electric guitar world. BC Rich up until that time was
making Acoustic Flat Top Flamenco style guitars.
Ginger Baker is the World's Best Drummer
Just ask him, He'll tell ya !!!
Seriously though, he is my absolute favorite drummer.
I wish these guys would get back together forever !!!
They are all excellent musicians, but put 'em together and nothing even
They could still rule the world, if they could only get over the petty